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[oh-ver-pou-er-ing] /ˌoʊ vərˈpaʊ ər ɪŋ/

that ; overwhelming:
an overpowering conviction of the truth.
[oh-ver-pou-er] /ˌoʊ vərˈpaʊ ər/
verb (used with object)
to overcome, master, or subdue by superior force:
to overpower a maniac.
to overcome or overwhelm in feeling; affect or impress excessively:
overpowered with confusion and desire.
to gain mastery over the bodily or mental faculties of:
a strong drink that quickly overpowered him.
to furnish or equip with excessive :
a giant motor that overpowered the pump.
so strong or intense as to be unbearable
so powerful as to crush or conquer
verb (transitive)
to conquer or subdue by superior force
to have such a strong effect on as to make helpless or ineffective
to supply with more power than necessary

“to overcome with superior power,” 1590s, from over- + power (v.). Related: Overpowered; overpowering.


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